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Jay Evensen: On Second Thought: North Korea sets clocks back

A lighthearted look at news of the day. North Korea recently decided to set its clocks back a half-hour. Well, technically Kim Jong Un has set them back seven centuries and a half hour. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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John Hoffmire: Moral deficits in donations: a case for anonymous giving

People often want to be noticed when they give. For this reason, many organizations encourage the type of giving that leads to noticeable donations. But shouldn’t most giving be anonymous? Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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George F. Will: Immigration-related rhetoric leads to death of Republican presidential hopes

Most of Donald Trump's normally loquacious rivals are swaggeringly eager to confront Vladimir Putin, but are too invertebrate — Lindsey Graham is an honorable exception — to voice... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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Erickson: Mothers’ time invested in relationships with children does matter — a lot

The time mothers invest in building strong relationships with their children does matter — a lot. And that is why every mother’s natural yearnings to be there, to nurture, to protect... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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Drew Clark: Feeling the refreshing breeze of Washington politics in Aspen

Striking down bad claims is good. And when that kind of balance is actively advocated by the chief of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, it’s a positive sign for the future of innovation. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Political persuasion depends on the fundamental message

Thanks to technology, demographics and underlying anger toward politicians and government, political dynamics are more unpredictable than ever before. It proves that one fundamental element is... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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My view: Bernie Sanders draws crowds, support on platform to improve quality of life

I find it funny how the press keeps calling Bernie Sanders “radical” because he challenges business as usual in Washington, D.C. He offers common-sense solutions to the really big... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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My view: School bully problem stems from society’s adult bully problem

Just because you believe differently, or feel that you have been treated unfairly, doesn’t make it OK to be scornful, sarcastic or belittling. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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Arthur Cyr: Intelligence involves art along with science

Americans favor technology tools, reflected in the cuts. We must resist this imbalance. Accurate, important intelligence is difficult to collect and evaluate effectively even when multiple means... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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John Florez: Has Salt Lake City become a house of cards?

Salt Lake City has shiny new buildings, a state of the art downtown mall, soon a $117 million theater, bike lanes, solar meters and sustainability; yet, the administration couldn’t find money... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2015

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My view: Why Utah leaders need to embrace EPA’s Clean Power Plan

It’s time for Utah leaders to embrace the challenge of change and invest in a clean energy economy, for jobs, for our health and to preserve our way of life — especially our snowy winters. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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Greg Bell: Best method of helping the homeless is to treat them as individuals, not lump them into 'categories'

Focusing on the homeless as individuals — by name and on each one’s unique situation and needs — takes a lot of time and dedicated personnel. It’s more expensive and... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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Natalie Gochnour: Salt Lake City is earning a new title: 'Wall Street of the West'

When it comes to financial services, Salt Lake City is now a global powerhouse, boasting the second-largest Goldman Sachs office in the U.S. and the world's fourth-largest. What was in 2000 a small... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Eroding freedoms in U.S. are troublesome

The Cato Institute’s Ian Vasquez said the "the United States can no longer claim to be the leading bastion of liberty in the world.” Who, then, will fill that void? Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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Dan Liljenquist: My case for defunding Planned Parenthood

While some may argue the $500-plus million Planned Parenthood receives annually from the U.S. government doesn't directly fund abortions, continuing to send taxpayer funds to an organization that... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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My view: Data do not support expansion of Utah charter schools

Currently authorized Utah charter schools have the capacity to enroll 80,340 students, but the most recent data show just 68,459 students are actually enrolled in the schools. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2015

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Richard Davis: What is our society turning to — Bedford Falls or Pottersville?

Thinking of the classic film "It's A Wonderful Life" and the George Bailey and Henry Potter characters, I I sometimes wonder if our society hasn’t adopted Potter’s values, too, and... Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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Drew Clark: Stepping up our game and strategically planning for future growth

Our state will miss an opportunity unless our universities step up their game and get involved in finding ways to meet the needs associated with new growth and development that is and will continue... Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Can Salt Lake really support a convention hotel?

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams believes a hotel would attract shows large enough to spill over to many other hotels, as well. The next round of bidding may be the last chance to prove it. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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My view: Political profiting linked to unrestrained pollution

We should stand against unwise and harmful actions that have allowed unrestrained pollution in the course of rushing to profit. We must develop clean and new energy sources. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2015

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My view: New bill could prevent newborn tragedies

A little knowledge and simple tools in the hands of the local midwife can save mothers and their precious newborns. Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Lois M. Collins: Helping teens write new chapter after a mistake

He dropped out of school at 16. Now 17, he wants to fix it, but can't quite figure out how. It's an example of poor judgment — the hallmark of a still-developing brain — that might... Read more »

Aug. 18, 2015

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Kathleen Parker: The end of summer provides much needed time to think

August, often viewed as the end of things — summer, vacation, camp and children underfoot — marks for Washingtonians the arrival of peace. The usual, rapid chatter becomes a low, slow hum. Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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John Hoffmire: Winning war on poverty demands shifting focus to fighting unemployment

In his first State of the Union address, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared “unconditional war on poverty in America.” That was over 50 years ago and this war is not over. The... Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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David Blankenhorn: Maimed economic structures use scholarly research to induce social blindness

We should be ashamed to live in a society where public expertise is largely shaped by and for private interests. We should refuse to grant the people who help to cause the problem the nearly... Read more »

Aug. 17, 2015

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